WR Jeremy Maclin - Kansas City Chiefs
|6-0, 198||Born: 5-11-1988||College: Missouri||Drafted: Round 1, pick 19|
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2015 Week 19 vs NE (3 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)
The status of Jeremy Maclin was one of the bigger topics around the league heading into the Divisional Round of the playoffs. A clearly hobbled Maclin was able to give it a go, but was understandably ineffective and mainly relegated to decoy status. He was able to haul in two of his three targets, the longest of which was a 12-yard gain in the third quarter. It was a disappointing end to the season for Maclin and the Chiefs, but the future looks bright in Kansas City. Maclin will enter the 2016 season as the unquestioned top target in the Chiefs passing attack.
2015 Week 18 vs HOU (4 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
The Chiefs avoided disaster when Jeremy Maclin's exited Saturday's victory over the Texans due to injury, but face uncertainty on his availability for this week's game against the Patriots. Maclin awkwardly twisted his knee on a play in the third quarter and was visibly upset on the sideline before being carted off. An MRI on Sunday allayed the initial fears of a torn ACL, but Maclin is dealing with a dreaded high ankle sprain and at a minimum appears to be questionable for next week. As for Saturday's game itself, Maclin was mainly held in check by the Texans, but the Chiefs being firmly in control throughout the course of the game did not point to a need to air it out. Maclin's longest play of the day would come in the third quarter. On 1st and 10 from the Chiefs 22-yard line, Alex Smith connected with Maclin over the middle for a 16-yard gain. Maclin's injury occurred three plays later and the Chiefs would ultimately score a touchdown on the drive, courtesy of a nine-yard Alex Smith to Chris Conley hookup.
2015 Week 17 vs OAK (4 / 3 / 54 / 1 rec, 1 / 18 / 0 rush)
Jeremy Maclin did his part to help the Chiefs put their first points of the day on the board as he delivered the final 37 yards of an eight-play, 80-yard, opening possession touchdown drive. He would haul in a 12-yard reception to bring the Chiefs to the Raiders 25-yard line, followed by a 25-yard catch-and-run touchdown on the next play. Those two plays accounted for the bulk of Maclin's production on Sunday as he would haul in only one more pass for a 17-yard gain the rest of the way. The Chiefs received a scare in the second half when Maclin took a hard fall and landed on his hip, but he was able to return after briefly exiting the game. There's no word on any injury concerns at this point and Maclin should be good to go for a first-round playoff date with the Houston Texans on Saturday.
2015 Week 16 vs CLE (7 / 5 / 49 / 1 rec)
Sunday started off promising for Jeremy Maclin and the Chiefs offense but ended with somewhat of a whimper. The opening drive of the game would see the Chiefs march down the field on an 11-play, 65-yard drive capped off with a 13-yard Maclin touchdown, courtesy of Alex Smith. Maclin would gain 25 of his 49 yards on the day in the opening drive, as the Chiefs offense would stagnate as the game moved along and only register 17 points on the day. Maclin's seven targets on the day were second on the team to Travis Kelce's eight. Despite the low output in Week 16, Maclin surpassed 1,000 yards for the year and will look to build on his 2015 total of 1,034 yards in the regular season finale against the Oakland Raiders.
2015 Week 15 vs BAL (10 / 7 / 50 / 1 rec)
Jeremy Maclin was targeted a team-high 10 times on Sunday, but a conservative approach with a game that was well in hand limited his output. The Chiefs remained in control of the game from the opening bell, allowing them to stick to their preferred methods of short passes and a strong running game. Maclin would do his part to help the Chiefs maintain control of the game early in the second quarter when he hauled in a 13-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith, putting the team ahead 21-7 at that point. He would haul in six more passes for short gains on the day. Maclin remains at the top of the charts for targets in Kansas City and can deliver a stellar fantasy return when the game plan calls for it.
2015 Week 14 vs SD (9 / 6 / 68 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
Maclin was targeted a team-high nine times, but a wet and windy day limited his overall effectiveness. He hauled in six of them for 68 yards, his lowest output since Week 11 - also against the Chargers. Maclin was the intended target on the play which broke Alex Smith's streak of passes attempted without an interception. On first and ten from the Chargers 38-yard line, Smith attempted a deep pass into the end zone intended for Maclin which was picked off by the Chargers Jason Verrett. Maclin's longest play of the day would come just before half time, a deep right pass from Smith for a 21-yard gain. He remains the unquestioned top target for the chiefs as they continue their push for a playoff spot.
2015 Week 13 vs OAK (10 / 9 / 95 / 2 rec)
After a bit of a lull in the middle of the season, the duo of Alex Smith and Jeremy Maclin have become quite productive over the past two games. Over that span, the duo has connected 18 times for 255 yards and three scores, two of which came on Sunday against the Raiders. Both touchdowns were the direct result of Raiders turnovers leading to outstanding field position in the fourth quarter. Maclin would cap off both two-play drives with a trip to the end zone, first from two-yards out, followed by a 13-yard score to push the Chiefs lead to 26-20. Maclin's day was devoid of long gains as the Chiefs followed their familiar formula of short, efficient passes complemented by the running game and strong defensive play. He was targeted a team-high 10 times, hauling in nine of them for 95 yards. Maclin is firmly established as the team's top weapon in the passing attack and will continue to see a healthy amount of targets as the season winds down.
2015 Week 12 vs BUF (11 / 9 / 160 / 1 rec)
Alex Smith was forced to take a few more deep shots than normal and Jeremy Maclin was the biggest beneficiary. The duo hooked for three big plays on the day, highlighted by a 41-yard touchdown late in the second quarter. Smith and Maclin would also hook up for gains of 37 and 32 yards as the Bills aggressive defense forced the Chiefs to air it out as opposed to their typical menu of short, efficient passes. In all, Maclin and Smith would connect nine times on 11 targets for 160 yards. Maclin averaged an impressive 17.8 yards per catch for the game, which is his highest single-game average as a Chief ñ topping Week 3's 17.6 YPC vs. the Packers. He remains the top receiving option for the Chiefs and showed two things on Sunday: 1. He can still produce when given the opportunity. 2. He can make opposing defenses pay when they choose to pressure the Chiefs into airing it out.
2015 Week 11 vs SD (6 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)
Jeremy Maclin had another quiet outing despite being the second-most targeted receiver on Sunday. He hauled in three of his six targets for 29 yards, with a long of only 10 yards. The Chiefs were in full control of the game and received another stellar outing from the defensive unit, allowing the offense to remain in conservative, ball-control mode for the majority of the game. Maclin has produced when heavily-targeted this season, but the Chiefs have been pretty dominant defensively during their four-game winning streak, limiting the need for a huge performance from the passing game. He did see some duty on punt returns this week and returned two of them for a total of 13 yards.
2015 Week 10 vs DEN (6 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Maclin had a quiet day on Sunday as he was targeted only six times, hauling in six of them for 17 yards. With the Chiefs settling for five field goals on Sunday, perhaps some more targets for Maclin could be in order to open things up. Granted, the Chiefs dominated the game defensively. There wasn't much need for an aerial assault and the Broncos did their part to mitigate the damage. As Maclin has shown in Weeks 3 through 5 earlier this season, he can still produce and contribute solid PPR numbers when the game plan calls for his involvement.
2015 Week 8 vs DET (5 / 3 / 35 / 1 rec)
A quiet first half looked like it would lead to an unproductive fantasy day for Jeremy Maclin as the Chiefs were well on their way to blowing out the Lions, but he was able to salvage some value with a late score. He received a 17-yard strike from Alex Smith in the end zone to put the Chiefs up 38-3, a game they would ultimately win 45-10. For the day, Maclin was targeted five times and hauled in three of them for 35 yards. With a dominant rushing performance and a score that quickly got out of hand, he simply wasn't needed or targeted as much as he would be during the course of a normal game. Heading into the bye week, Maclin is still comfortably first on the Chiefs in targets with 61 ñ made more impressive by the fact that he missed last week's game while recovering from a concussion. He will continue to be highly targeted and the top receiving option for the Chiefs.
2015 Week 6 vs MIN (4 / 3 / 48 / 0 rec)
After two consecutive 100-yard receiving performances in Week's 3 and 4, Jeremy Maclin was held under 100 receiving yards for the second consecutive game. Maclin was held in check along with the rest of the Chiefs offense on Sunday, finishing the day with three catches on four targets for 48 yards. Even more concerning then the Chiefs offensive woes on Sunday was the concussion Maclin suffered in the fourth quarter. As he was attempting to catch a pass, Maclin was tackled cleanly by a Vikings defender but driven into the turf. It was an awkward sequence as the defender landed on top of Maclin and drove Maclin's head into the ground in the process. Maclin exited the game and did not return. There is no word on a timeframe but we would have to believe he'll be in the concussion protocol and the Chiefs will proceed cautiously.
2015 Week 5 vs CHI (12 / 8 / 85 / 0 rec)
Maclin was again heavily targeted but his streak of 100-yard games came to an end as the Chiefs struggled to generate offense against the Bears on Sunday. He received 12 targets in total, catching eight of them for 85 yards with a long of 23 yards. Nearly half of Maclin's production came on the team's second offensive scoring drive. He was targeted four times and caught all four for a total of 37 yards. That drive ultimately resulted in a 32-yard field goal. Maclin's targets may actually increase going forward as offensive centerpiece Jamaal Charles went down with what is feared to be a season-ending right ACL tear. Maclin remains a huge threat because of his explosiveness and volume of targets, but he will receive extra attention from opposing defenses as he assumes the role of the Chiefs biggest offensive threat.
2015 Week 4 vs CIN (13 / 11 / 148 / 0 rec)
Maclin caught 11 of his 13 targets en route to his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game, finishing the day with 148 yards. Although he didn't find the end zone for the second week in a row, he was able to recapture some of last week's second half chemistry with Alex Smith. The duo hooked up for their longest play of the day on the Chiefs second scoring drive, a short pass over the middle that Maclin was able to extend for 44 yards out of bounds. Smith looked Maclin's way again later in the drive. On 3rd and 7 from the 20, a short right pass was caught by Maclin but resulted in negative yardage and the team would settle for a field goal. Smith has been facing heavy pressure over the past two games, effecting both his timing and accuracy. If the team can solve that issue, Maclin's production would only get better from that point.
2015 Week 3 vs GB (11 / 8 / 141 / 1 rec)
Maclin was the invisible man in the first half but turned it on in the second for a productive evening. His lackluster first half included a bad drop on one of his few targets and a missed block that resulted in a stalled drive for the Chiefs. The second half presented a different story and Maclin made the most of his opportunities. He hauled in eight catches for 141 yards and a touchdown once he became a focal point of the offense. The touchdown pass was a five-yard strike from Alex Smith, the culmination of an 11-play, 80-yard drive in which Maclin snagged a ball for a key 31-yard gain to bring the team into the red zone.
2015 Week 2 vs DEN (7 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec, 2 / -5 / 0 rush)
Maclin's biggest play of the night may have come when he wasn't the target. He provided a key block for Jamaal Charles' 34-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Maclin was targeted a team-high seven times against the Broncos, catching four passes for 57 yards. He made some solid catches, including one for 30 yards, but the offense struggled as a whole as Alex Smith was under pressure throughout the game. The budding chemistry between the two is apparent and Smith continues to look for Maclin as the first option in the passing game, a trend that will continue throughout the season.
2015 Week 1 vs HOU (9 / 5 / 52 / 0 rec)
Jeremy Maclin made his much-anticipated debut as a member of the Chiefs on Sunday. He led all receivers in targets with nine on his way to a 5 catch, 52-yard performance. Maclin and Alex Smith connected for the first time on the opening drive, a short pass out of the shotgun that Maclin was able to extend for 9 yards before being pushed out of bounds. They connected again on the teams' second touchdown drive, a short pass that went for eight yards to bring the Chiefs across midfield. Two plays later, Smith was able to hit a wide open Travis Kelce for a 42-yard touchdown, the presence of Maclin undoubtedly contributing to the blown coverage on Kelce. Maclin's solid first game as a Chief could have been even better as a 39-yard reception was called back in the third quarter due to a Texans challenge on whether he had control or not. He was slightly banged up on the play but did not appear to suffer any lingering effects. All-in-all a solid debut for Maclin, he will fit in very nicely as the WR1 for the Chiefs.
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